Assessment of the Effects of Climate Change on Land Use and Land Cover Using Remote Sensing: A Case Study from Kenya

Mercy, Mwaniki W. (2017). Assessment of the Effects of Climate Change on Land Use and Land Cover Using Remote Sensing: A Case Study from Kenya. DNC Working Paper. United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES).

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    Author Mercy, Mwaniki W.
    Editor Hettiarachchi, Hiroshan
    Title Assessment of the Effects of Climate Change on Land Use and Land Cover Using Remote Sensing: A Case Study from Kenya
    Series Title DNC Working Paper
    Volume/Issue No. 3
    Publication Date 2017
    Place of Publication Dresden
    Publisher United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES)
    Pages 19
    Language eng
    Abstract This working paper presents a study on the combined effect of land-use land-cover (LULC) changes and the effects of climate variability for a specific study area in Kenya. The study was run between the years 1995 and 2010. LULC changes revealed competing land uses, which increased base and rock cover. The loss of green cover had a net effect of increasing both maximum and minimum temperature. Extreme weather effect negatively impacted crop and grassland cover, leading to forest area encroachment.
    Keyword Land-use land-cover (LULC)
    Change detection
    Climate variables
    Knowledge based classification
    Landsat
    Image enhancement
    Copyright Holder United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES)
    Copyright Year 2017
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISBN 9783944863504
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